enabling statute

noun

Legal Definition of enabling statute

: a statute that confers (as to an administrative agency) the power or authority to engage in conduct not previously allowed

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“Enabling statute.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/enabling%20statute. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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